East Antrim Ulster Unionist Party Assemblyman Roy Beggs MLA has called for the installation of CCTV at the Marine Gardens play park in Carrickfergus following repeated vandalism at the site.
Roy Beggs MLA said “Unfortunately the Marine Gardens play park was vandalised again over the weekend. I do not understand why anyone would set out to damage a children’s play area and I would urge anyone with any information on this crime to contact the PSNI. A direct consequence of these irresponsible actions is that the play park will be inaccessible for young people to enjoy while repairs are carried out. It is time for CCTV to be installed in the local area to monitor & record out of hours activity and try to lessen the likelihood of subsequent destruction. Such a move would help to protect the significant Council investment in the play park and the surrounding area. I have contacted Mid & East Antrim Borough Council and the Policing & Community Safety Partnership to ask that CCTV be implemented in the area.”